More Math and Vegetables

Published by patrick honner on

This array of Brussell sprouts initially demonstrated that 40 divided by 9 leaves a remainder of 4.  But after some re-grouping, this was the result.


They look so much better demonstrating that 8 times 5 is 40! 

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York

1 Comment

Sam Kolins · November 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm

That sparked an interesting research question for me.

Can 40 of some object be arranged in a non-rectangular way that is also “symmetrically appealing”? What if it was non-symmetric?

Might be something worth looking into. The math of beauty is an interesting subject.

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